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Don't Want No Sugar

J. D. Mason

St. Martin's Press

Everyone knew that Eula May had lost her mind over loving a married man. It was what drove her to kill herself and leave her only daughter, Roberta, in the care of the local mid-wife. So it was no wonder that Roberta became obsessed with Charles Harris the very first time she laid eyes on him. And she was willing to do whatever it took to make sure she was the only woman in his life. So when he is forced to marry her because of her unexpected pregnancy, Roberta feels that she has everything she ever wanted.

Women have always come easy to Charles, so he's wondering how he got saddled with a wife he doesn't love, two beautiful children and a longing for something grander. Then he meets the stunning Sara Tate and discovers a love almost as consuming as the one Roberta feels for him. This deadly love triangle will result in deception and murder, leaving a legacy for generations to come.

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Don't Want No Sugar
BLUES ALL AROUND MY HEADLord, He's Got That Sweet Somethin'1939 
Charles Brooks squinted through the smoke from his cigarette, smiling at the sight of Nadine Cooper pacing back and forth in the doorway of the abandoned barn. She was looking for him. Charles leaned against the side of his gray pickup truck parked less than half a mile away in a wooded area, out of view. Nadine had no idea how close he was. If she did, she'd have surely cussed him up one side and down the other. Even from where he stood, it was easy to see how mad she was, with her lips poked out and
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Praise for Don't Want No Sugar

"Big passions lead to deadly romantic triangles for two generation of African-Americans in Mason's latest. . .[her] flair for fast-moving narration makes this an easy read."---Publishers Weekly

"In this novel, generations of black Texas families struggle to survive love, lust, and betrayal...Mason's prequel to her novel One Day I Saw a Black King is full of surprises and answers."---Booklist

"JD Mason does a great job developing these characters and she also has created characters that readers won’t soon forget about."---BookReporter.com

"Don't Want No Sugar is a tale of passion, lust, betrayal and intrigue. Mason's style is not only distinctive and unique, it will leave readers so enthralled they'll have trouble putting the book down. Taking place over several decades, this book has a new revelation at every turn and is pure pleasure to read."---Romantic Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • J. D. Mason

  • J. D. Mason is the author of And on the Eighth Day She Rested and One Day I Saw a Black King. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her two children and is currently working on her next novel.
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